Rockville Centre resident among Mercy honorees


The “Friends of Mercy Medical Center” honored a Rockville Centre resident at its 76th Annual Mercy Ball on Dec. 1, and donated a portion of the proceeds from the event to benefit local Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Among the honorees were John Coghlan of Rockville Centre, who is retired from a career in investment banking and is a founder of the Dorothy Rodbell Cohen Foundation for Sarcoma Research. Coghlan received the Bishop John R. McGann Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to a distinguished individual dedicated to volunteering time and effort in support of the Friends of Mercy.

Dr. Marc DiSciullo, of Muttontown, the outgoing president of the Mercy Medical Staff, received the Theodore Roosevelt Award for Outstanding Service. The award is presented by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council to an individual contributing to the development of Long Island’s community hospitals in the spirit of the renowned former President and Long Island resident’s lifelong devotion to public service.

Nancy Carr, of Merrick, a long-time executive assistant to Mercy’s Chief Administrative Officers and Board of Trustees liaison, received the Sister Mary Nadine Casey CIJ Award that honors a member of the Mercy family who best personifies the values of Mercy Medical Center and the Congregation of the Infant Jesus, whose members founded the hospital in 1913.